World Resources Institute (WRI) – Chief of Party, Clean Air Catalyst.

All jobs > Information Technology > World Resources Institute (WRI) – Chief of Party, Clean Air Catalyst.

Get a free C.V. review by sending your C.V. to or click the following link. Submit C.V.! use the subject heading REVIEW.

IMPORTANT: Read the application instructions keenly, Never pay for a job interview or application.

Click the Link Below to Get Targeted Job Updates

Sign Up For Targeted Job Updates Here

About the Program:

  • Through its network of global and local experts, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities supports city- and national-level change for people and the planet, focusing on integrated solutions to new and long-standing urban challenges, primarily in the Global South. The Clean Air Catalyst, a flagship initiative of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID – Cooperative Agreement), is a global partnership led by WRI and the Environmental Defense Fund and supported by seven global atmospheric science, public health, media, and policy partners. By combining scientific analysis, community engagement and strategic coalition building, the Clean Air Catalyst focuses on locally tailored, cost-effective and sustainable air quality interventions that can help reduce air pollution and achieve health, climate and equity goals.

Job Highlight:

  • Reporting to Director, Urban Efficiency and Climate, you will serve as Chief of Party for the Clean Air Catalyst to help accelerate clean air solutions in Indore (India), Nairobi (Kenya) and Jakarta (Indonesia). In this role, you will work closely with project partners and colleagues across WRI to ensure effective leadership, strategy development, annual work planning and stakeholder and funder management.

What will you do:

  • Provide strategic direction and management of the Clean Air Catalyst, ensuring
  • the project is on track to achieve stated goals and objectives, timely delivery of all
  • outputs, and effective use of funds to deliver impact
  • Oversee and coordinate activities of global project partners and pilot teams, in collaboration with technical leads and pilot project managers, and maintain project plans and trackers via Asana
  • Manage consortium of global project partners, and support pilot team leads in maintaining relationships with pilot partners
  • Line management of the global Clean Air Catalyst team (8 FTE) and ensure close collaboration with other WRI Programs and International Offices
  • Liaise with USAID to refine and adapt Clean Air Catalyst activities, workplan, monitoring, evaluation, and learning, and other project structures as appropriate to meet project goals
  • Articulate project successes and lessons learned internally and to global project partners, USAID, USG constituencies and other relevant stakeholders, and lead development of high-quality knowledge products
  • Develop strategic opportunities to build on the successes and lessons learned from the Clean Air Catalyst to accelerate integrated climate and clean air action in other cities, and engage partners and funders as appropriate
  • Represent WRI and the Clean Air Catalyst at external meetings and discussions with key regional and international partner organizations
  • Ensure the project is compliant with USAID Rules and Regulations

What will you need:

  • Education: Advanced degree in science, engineering, policy, or related fields
  • Experience: Minimum 12 years of relevant full-time work experience, with 10+ years of experience in project management and project implementation in an international setting
  • Management experience in a USAID program of comparable size and scope is highly desirable
  • Strong interpersonal and relationship building skills, with demonstrated ability in managing teams, collaborating with project partners (e.g. city officials and NGOs) and engaging funders
  • Strong knowledge of technical and policy aspects of climate and clean air
  • Knowledge of management of key air pollution sources in Low- and Middle-Income Countries (e.g. transportation, waste burning)
  • Effective project management approach, and experience leading large, complex,
  • multi-stakeholder programmes, and ability to manage and prioritise multiple
  • parallel tasks
  • Fluency in English combined with excellent communication skills, and
  • demonstrated ability to communicate complex concepts clearly and effectively in
  • conversation and writing
  • Experience working across different cultures, languages and time zones
  • Experience living and/or working in a Global South context
  • Demonstrated commitment to cultural sensitivity and inclusivity
  • WRI is unable to sponsor any visa work sponsorship for this position

To apply




%d bloggers like this: